Community Pediatric Asthma Service

Clinical Referral

Clinical Referral Information

Need to know where to send your patient with asthma in the Calgary Zone? Our Referral Information sheet has all your options, with links to more information and referral forms in the Alberta Referral Directory.    

Referral Information


Spirometry Test

An Important Update

During COVID, we book the first new patient appointment for asthma education by phone or virtual (Skype or Zoom).  We schedule in-person appointments based on our assessment of the need for spirometry, technology challenges, preferred language and changing restrictions in Alberta Health Services and the Province.


  • Certified Respiratory Educators (CRE) provide spirometry testing interpreted by a pediatric respirologist and asthma education. This includes device assessment, trigger identification and avoidance strategies, a written Asthma Action Plan and referral to Asthma Specialty Clinic if required.
  • Fax:      (403) 776-3806                    Phone:  (403) 943-9139
  • Physician referral to Respirologist for patients 16+ years
  • Referrals coordinated by Pulmonary Central Access & Triage (PCAT) and forwarded to the Clinic for triage
  • Fax: (403) 592-4201               Phone:  (403) 943-8660
  • Specialist assessment, pulmonary function testing interpreted by a pediatric respirologist, educator assessments - device, trigger identification/ environment assessment, Asthma Action Plan
  • May also include nurse telephone advice/support if psychosocial factors impact asthma control or challenges related to living with a chronic condition.
  • Fax:     (403) 776-3807               Phone: (403) 955-7328
  • The Calgary COPD & Asthma Program accepts self referral from patients 16 years and older.  Patients are seen by a Certified Respiratory Educator for education including understanding asthma/COPD/chronic cough, treatment, self-management skills and tobacco reduction. 
  • Fax:     (403) 476-7772.      Phone: (403) 944-8742
  • Pharmacists can refer pediatric patients to the Community Pediatric Asthma Service for asthma education
  • Fax:     (403) 776-3806        Phone: (403) 943-9139
  • A number of community pediatricians with an interest in asthma accept acute asthma referrals in a timely fashion
  • Telephone advice to primary care physicians between 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, 7 days/week
  • Phone:  (403) 955-1098
  • Pulmonary function testing 6+ years and pre-school testing 4-6 years (if developmentally appropriate), interpreted by a pediatric respirologist. No consultation
  • Methacholine challenge and exercise testing referrals can only be made by respiratory specialty clinic physicians
  • Fax:     (403) 403-592-5101         Phone: (403) 955-7875
  • Physicians can call the Alberta Children's Hospital switchboard and ask to page the “pediatric respiratory physician on-call” for urgent patient concerns
  • Phone:  (403) 955-7211

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